M.Sc. Blended


Waterford Institute of Technology

18 months
3450 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Nursing from Waterford Institute of Technology enables the development of practitioners within their specialist area of practice through practice development activities, supported by a programme of academic and clinical supervision.


Students will be required to nominate and obtain the consent of a senior clinician to act in the role of Clinical Supervisor and obtain confirmation from their service manager that they will be supported in practice. The programme aims to empower the student and prepare them for more advanced clinical and leadership roles in their chosen clinical field, as service needs require.


The Master of Science in Nursing from Waterford Institute of Technology commences in September and is delivered over 18 months using blended learning approaches. Students are expected to attend class for lectures and workshops one day per fortnight (Tuesdays). Time is allocated on alternative weeks for enquiry group work and on-line learning. Students have an option to exit the programme after successfully completing 60 credits, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Award.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing Clinical Practice
  • Clinical Governance
  • Professional Caring
  • Research Methods
  • Politics
  • Research Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be a registered nurse/midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
  • Hold an honours degree in nursing or hold another recognised qualification which is approved as a suitable alternative to a primary degree OR submit a portfolio for accreditation of prior experiential learning for consideration.
  • Be currently engaged in clinical practice - a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Have support from their Director of Nursing and Clinical Nurse Manager to undertake the course.
  • Nominate and have confirmation of support of a Clinical Supervisor*
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT’s English Language Requirements for details.

Work experience

  • Have two years post registration experience. This must include no less than one year’s engagement (whole time equivalent) in the specialist area they choose to study.

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    3450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3450 EUR per year during 18 months.

€1725 for year two

Living costs for Waterford

670 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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